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SmartBugs: A Framework to Analyze Solidity Smart Contracts

SmartBugs is an execution framework aiming at simplifying the execution of analysis tools on datasets of smart contracts.


  • A plugin system to easily add new analysis tools, based on Docker images;
  • Parallel execution of the tools to speed up the execution time;
  • An output mechanism that normalizes the way the tools are outputting the results, and simplifies the process of the output across tools.

Supported Tools

  1. HoneyBadger
  2. Maian
  3. Manticore
  4. Mythril
  5. Osiris
  6. Oyente
  7. Securify
  8. Slither
  9. Smartcheck
  10. Solhint



Once you have Docker and Python3 installed your system, follow the steps:

  1. Clone SmartBugs's repository:
git clone
  1. Install all the Python requirements:
pip3 install -r requirements.txt

Alternative Installation Methods


SmartBugs provides a command-line interface that can be used as follows: [-h, --help]
              --list tools          # list all the tools available
              --list dataset        # list all the datasets available
              --dataset DATASET     # the name of the dataset to analyze (e.g. reentrancy)
              --file FILES          # the paths to the folder(s) or the Solidity contract(s) to analyze
              --tool TOOLS          # the list of tools to use for the analysis (all to use all of them) 
              --info TOOL           # show information about tool
              --skip-existing       # skip the execution that already has results
              --processes PROCESSES # the number of process to use during the analysis (by default 1)

For example, we can analyse all contracts labelled with type reentrancy with the tool oyente by executing:

python3 --tool oyente --dataset reentrancy

To analyze a specific file (or folder), we can use the option --file. For example, to run all the tools on the file dataset/reentrancy/simple_dao.sol, we can run:

python3 --tool all --file dataset/reentrancy/simple_dao.sol

By default, results will be placed in the directory results.

Known Limitations

When running a tool the user must be aware of the solc compatibility. Due to the major changes introduced in solidity v0.5.0, we provide the option to pass another docker image to run contracts with solidity version below v0.5.0. However, please note that there may still be problems with the solidity compiler when compiling older versions of solidity code.

Smart Contracts dataset

We make available two smart contract datasets with SmartBugs:

  • SB Curated: a curated dataset with 143 annotated contracts that can be used to evaluate the accuracy of analysis tools .
  • SB Wild: a dataset with 47,518 unique contract from the Ethereum network (for details on 3 how they were collected, see the ICSE 2020 paper)

SB Curated

SB Curated provides a collection of vulnerable Solidity smart contracts organized according to the DASP taxonomy. It is available in the dataset repository.

Vulnerability Description Level
Reentrancy Reentrant function calls make a contract to behave in an unexpected way Solidity
Access Control Failure to use function modifiers or use of tx.origin Solidity
Arithmetic Integer over/underflows Solidity
Unchecked Low Level Calls call(), callcode(), delegatecall() or send() fails and it is not checked Solidity
Denial Of Service The contract is overwhelmed with time-consuming computations Solidity
Bad Randomness Malicious miner biases the outcome Blockchain
Front Running Two dependent transactions that invoke the same contract are included in one block Blockchain
Time Manipulation The timestamp of the block is manipulated by the miner Blockchain
Short Addresses EVM itself accepts incorrectly padded arguments EVM
Unknown Unknowns Vulnerabilities not identified in DASP 10 N.A

SB Wild

SB Wild is available in a separated repository due to its size:

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